May I not be surprised at my own contradictions, how I long to be alone, yet crave community; wish for attention and also anonymity; want my independence but secretly wish for a caretaker. May I not try to smooth out my inconsistencies by the strength of my own will, but may I accept these colors and shades of gray as part of my humanity, bringing them all into the changeless and unmoving presence of Christ.
Enjoy your weekend, friends. A few reads and reminders:
- Season of Returning: A Leader’s Journey Into Lent by Ruth Haley Barton for the Transforming Center
- This conversation with Joe Brookehouse of Frequency FM is one of my favorite interviews I’ve given about A Million Little Ways, I think because he included breaks with music by Ellie Holcomb and Christa Wells. And you know how I feel about them.
- Register for the third annual (in)courage (in)RealLife, the conference that comes to you, on April 25 & 26. Find a meetup near you or start one of your own.
- What We Learned in February will be open for several more days if you want to write a post and add your link.
Every Saturday I scratch out a few words of blessing for us here. Writing these has become moments of worship and contemplation for me – time to remember my smallness, practice truth for myself, and share little glimpses with you. If you want to receive these and the other few posts I write weekly in your inbox, simply enter your email address here, where you’ll receive a free copy of Seven Little Ways to Live Art.